All about television – Report on Locarno workshop 2014

All about television by Birgit Heidsiek Television deals are essential for independent distributors in order to finance their MG’s and P & A. But in many European countries there is a trend towards less slots for art house movies in the programmes of the public broadcasters. At the Europa Distribution workshop in Locarno „About the role of television in the career of independent films“ about 40 distributors discussed the situation and came up with possible…

TV Sales in Europe : the end of film exploitation as we know it by Birgit Heidsiek

Due to the acquisition stop of various European TV stations, even very successful European art house distributors are facing a difficult situation. The circumstances are quite similar in the different parts of Europe. „We still try to sell our films to the national television and if I make a statement about how impossible it is, than they are not going to buy anything from us ever“, says a distributor who prefers to remain anonymous In…